Newsletter 35 Dec 2010

December 2010

December Special:

Buy a copy of “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” and get 50% off a second copy. Offer price $37
including p&p. Not to be used with any other discount or offer.
Offer expires 31 December 2010. As Dr Lam’s New Zealand Agent, I do have his entire range
in stock, which you can view at the Products link at this site.
Dr Lam’s book “Overcoming Arthritis” is normally $32.50 including p&p. For December only
it is reduced to $25 including p&p. A great xmas present and easy to wrap and cheap to post


Recently two Senior Trainers were appointed for New Zealand. They are Tamara Bennett
(Auckland) and myself. Tamara recently hosted the first, and very successful, New Zealand
double workshop, and has a very impressive tai chi cv. You can read our profiles at this link:
We are both very honoured to be appointed, and look forward to assisting Master Trainers Toi
Walker and Chris Hattle in any way we can.


“Keeping Tai Chi Active in New Zealand”
This organisation has recently been set up. More details will be available soon at Currently the Chair (myself), Vice Chair (Chris Hattle),
Secretary (Tamara Bennett), Treasurer (Anthony Busch), committee member Toi Walker and
Advisors (Dr Paul Lam and Ann Rose) are hard at work setting up this exciting new body,
dedicated to ensuring the stability of the Tai Chi for Health programme in New Zealand. For a
membership application form and list of benefits please contact myself or Secretary Tamara
Bennett at


Master Trainer Chris Hattle is planning a TCA2 workshop with Falls Prevention module for midlate
January 2011 in Blenheim. Venue and exact details to be confirmed. If you are interested
please e-mail Chris. In addition, arrangements can be made to also complete the TCD update at
this workshop.
Move Ability Ltd trading as ………….
CHRIS HATTLE Physiotherapy Dip Phty, NZRP, MPNZ. Master Trainer, Tai Chi for Health
Programmes phone – 06 356 4332
fax – 06 354 4433
e-mail –
28 Wikiriwhi Cresc. Palmerston North 4412

Sun 73 Workshop

By Master Trainer Toi Walker
Learn or revise the Sun 73 Forms.
January 2011 Friday 21st-Saturday 22nd
The Cashmere Club, Colombo Street, Christchurch
10am-5pm both days.
Cost $175 for the 2 days includes morn & afo tea
To register your interest: email or txt 021 1175 627
From Orlando Garcia
For the second time, a delegation from the Chinese Health Qigong Association, the Chinese
official body for Qigong, will be conducting courses in Auckland with the purpose of promoting
and developing Health Qigong (Chi Kung – the traditional Chinese discipline of cultivating and
developing the internal energy through meditative and breathing techniques).
Everyone is welcome to attend these courses.
Registration is essential as there are limited places
Contact: Orlando Garcia: 021-560 200, 09-534 2636 or

Festival of Tai Chi

This was a stunning event with breath taking performances from recent Gold medal winners
Dave Thew and David Wong. Terry Young had the audience spellbound with his Chen
applications demonstration, and Professor Denis Walker shared some insights into Silk Reeling.
Trevor Johnson from Timaru was given the difficult job of following Terry’s performance but
pulled it off beautifully with his wonderful sense of humour. Many thanks to all of our
participants for another amazing day.